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    http://www.johnmills.net/work/history.html ...

    http://www.johnmills.net/work/history.html

    That appears to be at least a 7 or 8 year old version.
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    The factory setting is 1170 on high and 1070 on...

    The factory setting is 1170 on high and 1070 on low. You can adjust up by 24% or down by 18% and that would change both speeds. They can't be set independently. Low fire is 65% of high fire so still...
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    Everyone has their own opinion. Eagle Evans, my...

    Everyone has their own opinion. Eagle Evans, my esteemed colleague just put a 95% 2 stage VS into his own house last weekend so he thinks they are fine. The 95s are about the only ones left with...
  4. http://johnmills.net/95/ That page I made...

    http://johnmills.net/95/

    That page I made compares features of furnaces but no reviews or opinions on them.
  5. I do shuffle a LOT of paper but also spend a lot...

    I do shuffle a LOT of paper but also spend a lot of time dealing with issues just like this with techs & installers.

    Right now trying to find 3 plastic caps for gas regulators missing from a...
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    The furnace is a 2 stage. Not sure where you are...

    The furnace is a 2 stage. Not sure where you are getting 40%.
  7. Are you in Canada?

    Are you in Canada?
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    Why dead already? Let's see, it was made in...

    Why dead already? Let's see, it was made in Mexico or China to keep the price down :(
  9. Sorry, I don't buy his logic that the 824's...

    Sorry, I don't buy his logic that the 824's diagram is generic. It is specific to Trane variable speed gas furnaces. Ylo should not be used with a scroll compressor but if he wants to, good luck.
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    Do you boys run into any issues with air volume...

    Do you boys run into any issues with air volume at the distant runs when the 2 stage are on low or the XV is rather low? Many of our homes are 2 story with downflow on the main floor and upflow in...
  11. The true warm air when you jack the heat up is...

    The true warm air when you jack the heat up is the electric backup. The semi warm air is heat pump air.

    Most economical for a heat pump is set it and forget it so the electric backup stays off....
  12. The Ylo is for the dual compressor models. It...

    The Ylo is for the dual compressor models. It runs the blower at 1/2 speed when the little compressor is running as the capacity is about 50%. For the unloading scroll in the A/C you have, the low...
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    We have replaced a lot of those expensive...

    We have replaced a lot of those expensive inducer/board/wiring harness/ignitor kits. Only one we had a problem with is one the tech put 120V into a 24v input. Boom goes the board.
  14. Neither Lennox showed having a low pressure...

    Neither Lennox showed having a low pressure switch, only a high pressure switch. One could be added by the installer to keep the unit from damage from loss of refrigerant. Trane has both according to...
  15. 1. Some air handlers have a built in blower...

    1. Some air handlers have a built in blower delay, others don't. Some stats do too but low end stats don't.

    2. Sounds like something in the sheetmetal that can be fixed but nothing to worry...
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    Many charge a diagnostic fee or trip charge, then...

    Many charge a diagnostic fee or trip charge, then the flat rate amount for what they did. Some build that fee into their flat rate amounts and don't but tends to be a wash either way.
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    I saw the Tempstar beside it and thought they...

    I saw the Tempstar beside it and thought they were both the same.
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    Am I seeing it wrong or is that an upflow that's...

    Am I seeing it wrong or is that an upflow that's blowing down? I don't recall T* had a multiposition back then.
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    Rheem RNKL light commercial unit is plate fin...

    Rheem RNKL light commercial unit is plate fin coil, the new residential units are MC in & out. Trane's residential packs are Spine Fin. Looks like the Precedent model has plate fin. Lennox appears to...
  20. Not if you want the comfort the 2 stage heat can...

    Not if you want the comfort the 2 stage heat can give you. The diagram doesn't show Y being needed. I'm not that familiar with the 824 but I'm guessing that the BK feed is telling the furnace blower...
  21. The HPP is the builder model. It's an older...

    The HPP is the builder model. It's an older design from Armstrong but should be decent. We've used gas packs of that design with good results. The CHPX is the deluxe or Elite model though I don't...
  22. http://www.bradfordwhite.com/products/atmospheric-...

    http://www.bradfordwhite.com/products/atmospheric-vent-dedicated-heat-exchanger
    Is the BEST thing to use and may be required by code to keep the potable water separate from the heating water. I know...
  23. Ylo should not be used.

    Ylo should not be used.
  24. The illegal way to do it is pump the charge into...

    The illegal way to do it is pump the charge into the outdoor unit, hook up your 410 tank and let a little gas bleed into the lineset maintaining a positive pressure on both lines. This way you keep...
  25. Thread: DOH!

    by BaldLoonie
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    If you noted upstairs, ain't your fault! We...

    If you noted upstairs, ain't your fault!

    We did a charity job in the hood last month. Owner goes down to scope it out. Here's a furnace with doors off sitting in the basement. Blower on top. Front...
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    You don't want to use the timer. Have the dealer...

    You don't want to use the timer. Have the dealer set it to the thermostat controlling staging and hook up the necessary wires.
  27. There are water heaters with a coil in them to...

    There are water heaters with a coil in them to hook the fan coil to. Bradford White has them for sure, I'd guess others do. This way your potable water doesn't come in contact with heating water for...
  28. You'd certainly need the variable speed blower...

    You'd certainly need the variable speed blower for the XP25. Otherwise, you could do with the X13 motor with single or 2 stage though I'm sure a fan of the extras the variable speed will do. They...
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    Looks good. Is there an electrical service switch...

    Looks good. Is there an electrical service switch somewhere?

    Glad we don't have much stuff in the attic around here.
  30. The outdoor unit should match the indoor coil....

    The outdoor unit should match the indoor coil. There isn't a SEER rating on a coil but they are designed for certain SEER ranges. I'd want an outdoor unit of the same brand (unless 3rd party) as the...
  31. Thread: New home

    by BaldLoonie
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    Your basic builder model A/C with a variable...

    Your basic builder model A/C with a variable speed air handler. Oooooodles of them around here.
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    My colleagues say Nest does have emergency heat...

    My colleagues say Nest does have emergency heat but not easy to get to on the stat it self, easier to get to online.

    Sold Nests had trouble with Rheem pumps but at least the one I fought, an...
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    Lennox dealer might be more familiar with the...

    Lennox dealer might be more familiar with the product but he'll still have to go through the local Armstrong supplier for warranty parts.

    There isn't much difference between Lennox & Allied...
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    I like bypass. Low humidity is caused by...

    I like bypass.

    Low humidity is caused by infiltration. Wonder if you have a massive air leak somewhere. Wouldn't think a 2 year old house in a mild climate would need a humidifier.
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    Big difference I see is the ComfortAlert module....

    Big difference I see is the ComfortAlert module. I think the ANZ is more of a Goodman/Amana Distinctions type of unit rather than a top of the line type.
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    80% furnaces are still OK everywhere in the US....

    80% furnaces are still OK everywhere in the US. Some year in the future that could change.
  37. Yea, I'd hate to have to report my own post as...

    Yea, I'd hate to have to report my own post as DIY advice. :D But he got the problem solved.
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    Funny thing is, on a replacement basis, the Trane...

    Funny thing is, on a replacement basis, the Trane demand boards in the basic units cost less than almost all the time/temp boards and the thermistors cost little and almost never fail. The old...
  39. Mod furnace, I see one wire wrong causing this...

    Mod furnace, I see one wire wrong causing this issue. Look at the manual again. I'd probably get in trouble if I told you what it was.
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    Rheem products, American Standard/Trane and some...

    Rheem products, American Standard/Trane and some York units have demand defrost which has thermistors and logic to defrost as needed instead of just because the time is up and the coil is below...
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    Only other issue is defrosts. With a timer...

    Only other issue is defrosts. With a timer defrost, you will defrost every 60-90 minutes even though the coil likely will be clean at those temps. If there is any wind, that could mean the whole...
  42. Got a picture of it?

    Got a picture of it?
  43. Better not be getting that hot!

    Better not be getting that hot!
  44. He sure is! But she can be pretty devious, which...

    He sure is! But she can be pretty devious, which I'm sure is all staged. What's such a joke about it is how little the repairs cost. Recent one had him getting furnace, unit, coil and complete duct...
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    I think many of them will watch runtime and...

    I think many of them will watch runtime and occasionally bring on some backup to help. Maybe not some of the cheapos, but the better units.
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    Carrier boards drop R when the limit opens...

    Carrier boards drop R when the limit opens causing a loss of power to the stat. Not sure about the older ICP units, they usually used Dumb Valves and Honeywell fan boards and likely don't. Does sound...
  47. What show were you watching? I think all these...

    What show were you watching?

    I think all these "reality" shows have stuff in them to make things more exciting. Not much reality. I stopped watching Mystery Diners and Restaurant Stakeout when I...
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    They need to find out why it is leaking. I was at...

    They need to find out why it is leaking. I was at a house this week with a 3 year old Burnham cast iron boiler split open. We found there's a leak in the piping somewhere, most likely the loop that...
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    Roughly, the pressures don't look bad. Suction...

    Roughly, the pressures don't look bad. Suction line from RV to compressor and compressor won't defrost, they are low side. Not sure why your frosting is just on the bottom of the coil though. Where...
  50. That is probably not mismatched. Often a 3.5 ton...

    That is probably not mismatched. Often a 3.5 ton is installed on a 4 ton coil. Rheem, for example, does not make coils in 1/2 ton increments. A "5 ton furnace" means the furnace is capable of...
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